Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 7151-7152 [2011-2884]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / Notices Thailand, and the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Notice of International Trade Administration Initiation. The Department received notices of [A–351–602, A–588–602, A–583–605, A–549– intent to participate in these sunset 807, A–570–814] reviews from the domestic interested parties, Weldbend Corporation, Tube Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Forging of America, Mills Iron Works Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of Inc., and Hackney Ladish, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), within the China: Final Results of the Expedited 15-day period specified in 19 CFR Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic Duty Orders interested parties claimed interestedAGENCY: Import Administration, party status under section 771(9)(C) of International Trade Administration, the Act as producers of a domestic like Department of Commerce. product in the United States. SUMMARY: On October 1, 2010, the The Department received complete Department of Commerce (the substantive responses to the Notice of Department) initiated the third sunset Initiation from the domestic interested reviews of the antidumping duty orders parties within the 30-day period on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, The Department received no substantive and the People’s Republic of China responses from any respondent (PRC), pursuant to section 751(c) of the interested parties. In accordance with Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Review, 75 FR 60731 (October 1, 2010) Department is conducting expedited (Notice of Initiation). The Department (120-day) sunset reviews of the has conducted expedited (120-day) antidumping duty orders on carbon sunset reviews of these orders. As a steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, result of these sunset reviews, the Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC. Department finds that revocation of the Scope of the Orders antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or Brazil recurrence of dumping as indicated in The merchandise covered by the order the ‘‘Final Results of Reviews’’ section of consists of certain carbon steel buttthis notice. weld type fittings, other than couplings, DATES: Effective Date: February 9, 2011. under 14 inches in diameter, whether FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: finished or unfinished, that have been Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/ formed in the shape of elbows, tees, CVD Operations, Office 5, Import reducers, caps, etc., and, if forged, have Administration, International Trade been advanced after forging. These Administration, U.S. Department of advancements may include any one or Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution more of the following: Coining, heat Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die telephone: (202) 482–1757 or (202) 482– stamping or painting. Such merchandise 1690, respectively. was classifiable under Tariff Schedules SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of the United States Annotated (TSUSA) item number 610.8800. These imports Background are currently classified under On October 1, 2010, the Department subheading 7307.93.30 of the published the notice of initiation of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS 1 on carbon steel butt-weld pipe orders subheading is provided for convenience fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986); Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan, 52 FR 4167 (February 10, 1987), Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Thailand, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992); Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Feb 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 Japan The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain carbon steel buttweld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may include any one or more of the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7151 following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.30. Induction pipe bends classifiable under item 7307.93.30 which have at one or both ends tangents that equal or exceed 12 inches in length are excluded from the scope. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Taiwan The merchandise covered by this order consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, and caps, and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may include one or more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. The Department clarified that the so-called sprink-let is within the scope of the order (57 FR 19602). Such merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.3000. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Thailand and PRC The merchandise covered by the orders consists of certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed or forged pipe fittings are used to join sections in piping systems where conditions require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded, grooved, or bolted fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Carbon Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China’’ from Deputy E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 7152 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / Notices Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations Christian Marsh to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration Ronald K. Lorentzen dated concurrently with this notice (I&D Memo), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the I&D Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weightedaverage percentage margins: Weighted-average margin (percent) Country Company Brazil ...................................... Japan ...................................... All manufacturers/producers/exporters ............................................................................... Awaji Sangyo, K.K. ............................................................................................................. Nippon Benkan Kogyo, Ltd. Co. ......................................................................................... All Others ............................................................................................................................ Rigid Industries ................................................................................................................... C.M. Pipe Fittings ............................................................................................................... Gei Bay ............................................................................................................................... Chup Hsin Enterprises ........................................................................................................ All Others ............................................................................................................................ Thai Benkan Company ....................................................................................................... TTU Industrial Corp. Ltd. .................................................................................................... All Others ............................................................................................................................ China North Industries Corp. .............................................................................................. Jilin Provincial Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp. Liaoning Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp. Liaoning Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp. ............................................................ Shenyang Billiongold Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd. ....................................................................... Shandong Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp. ......................................................... Shenyang Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp.; Lianoning Metals; Shenshen Machinery Industry Corp. PRC–Wide Rate .................................................................................................................. Taiwan .................................... Thailand .................................. PRC ........................................ DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding APO International Trade Administration Dated: January 31, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–2884 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Feb 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 ICT Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia; Application Deadline Extended International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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Applications received after that date will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. Commercial Service Domestic Contact Natalia Susak, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Phone: 202– 482–4423, Fax: 202–482–9000, Email: Natalia.Susak@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service Saudi Arabia Contacts Ahmed Khayyat, Phone: 966/1/488– 3800 x 4441, Fax: 966/1/488–3237, Email: ahmed.khayyat@trade.gov. Natalia Susak, Trade Promotion Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Phone: 202–482– 4423, Fax: 202–482–9000, E-mail: Natalia.Susak@trade.gov. [FR Doc. 2011–2800 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 9, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-602, A-588-602, A-583-605, A-549-807, A-570-814]


Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On October 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (PRC), pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See 
Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 60731 (October 1, 
2010) (Notice of Initiation). The Department has conducted expedited 
(120-day) sunset reviews of these orders. As a result of these sunset 
reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
as indicated in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective Date: February 9, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1757 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 1, 2010, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders \1\ on 
carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, 
Thailand, and the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Notice 
of Initiation.
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld 
Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986); 
Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings 
from Japan, 52 FR 4167 (February 10, 1987), Antidumping Duty Order; 
Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan, 51 FR 
45152 (December 17, 1986); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon 
Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Thailand, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 
1992); Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment to the Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel 
Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China, 57 FR 
29702 (July 6, 1992).
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    The Department received notices of intent to participate in these 
sunset reviews from the domestic interested parties, Weldbend 
Corporation, Tube Forging of America, Mills Iron Works Inc., and 
Hackney Ladish, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), within the 15-day 
period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested 
parties claimed interested-party status under section 771(9)(C) of the 
Act as producers of a domestic like product in the United States.
    The Department received complete substantive responses to the 
Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 
30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department 
received no substantive responses from any respondent interested 
parties. In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting expedited (120-
day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on carbon steel 
butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the 
PRC.

Scope of the Orders

Brazil

    The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in 
diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the 
shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and, if forged, have been 
advanced after forging. These advancements may include any one or more 
of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die 
stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable under Tariff 
Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA) item number 610.8800. 
These imports are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The 
written product description remains dispositive.

Japan

    The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in 
inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed 
in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and if forged, have 
been advanced after forging. These advancements may include any one or 
more of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, 
grinding, die stamping or painting. Such merchandise was classifiable 
under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These imports are currently 
classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.30. Induction pipe 
bends classifiable under item 7307.93.30 which have at one or both ends 
tangents that equal or exceed 12 inches in length are excluded from the 
scope. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.

Taiwan

    The merchandise covered by this order consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in 
inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed 
in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, and caps, and if forged, have 
been advanced after forging. These advancements may include one or more 
of the following: Coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die 
stamping or painting. The Department clarified that the so-called 
sprink-let is within the scope of the order (57 FR 19602). Such 
merchandise was classifiable under TSUSA item number 610.8800. These 
imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 
7307.93.3000. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for 
customs purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.

Thailand and PRC

    The merchandise covered by the orders consists of certain carbon 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 
14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed 
or forged pipe fittings are used to join sections in piping systems 
where conditions require permanent, welded connections, as 
distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., 
threaded, grooved, or bolted fittings). Carbon steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings are currently classified under subheading 7307.93.30 of the 
HTSUS. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings 
From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of 
China'' from Deputy

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Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations 
Christian Marsh to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration 
Ronald K. Lorentzen dated concurrently with this notice (I&D Memo), 
which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the I&D 
Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping 
and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were 
revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in 
these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of 
the main Department of Commerce building.
    In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed 
directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and 
electronic version of the I&D Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation 
or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage 
margins:

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                  Country                                       Company                       margin  (percent)
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Brazil.....................................  All manufacturers/producers/exporters........                 52.25
Japan......................................  Awaji Sangyo, K.K............................                 30.83
                                             Nippon Benkan Kogyo, Ltd. Co.................                 65.81
                                             All Others...................................                 62.79
Taiwan.....................................  Rigid Industries.............................                  6.84
                                             C.M. Pipe Fittings...........................                  8.57
                                             Gei Bay......................................                 87.30
                                             Chup Hsin Enterprises........................                 87.30
                                             All Others...................................                 49.46
Thailand...................................  Thai Benkan Company..........................                 52.60
                                             TTU Industrial Corp. Ltd.....................                 12.44
                                             All Others...................................                 40.86
PRC........................................  China North Industries Corp..................                154.72
                                             Jilin Provincial Machinery & Equipment Import                 75.23
                                              & Export Corp.
                                             Liaoning Machinery & Equipment Import &                      134.79
                                              Export Corp.
                                             Liaoning Metals & Minerals Import & Export                   103.70
                                              Corp..
                                             Shenyang Billiongold Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd...                110.39
                                             Shandong Metals & Minerals Import & Export                    35.06
                                              Corp..
                                             Shenyang Machinery & Equipment Import &                      182.90
                                              Export Corp.; Lianoning Metals; Shenshen
                                              Machinery Industry Corp.
                                             PRC-Wide Rate................................                182.90
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Notification Regarding APO

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification 
of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to 
sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing the final results and 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: January 31, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-2884 Filed 2-8-11; 8:45 am]
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